Off-Site Data Backup
Data Loss is estimated to cost U.S. Companies over $12 billion the year.
Below are examples of media used for data backup.
- Flash Drives
- USB Hard Drives
Unfortunately, they also have one thing in common as well. Lack of Redundancy.
Less than 10% of companies make backup copies of their backups. This is because there is a general misconception that a “Data Backup” is all that is required to circumvent data loss. This would be great if it was true, but we are all aware of Murphy’s Law. “IF SOMETHING CAN GO WRONG, IT WILL.”
However, there are ways to navigate this minefield of Corporate Data Loss.
EMPLOY AN AUTOMATED BACKUP SYSTEM
Many companies are blissfully unaware of the potential for Data Loss with their current backup system. Often times, the only recourse available is the backup flash drive they employ. What if the backup procedure is accidentally overlooked? What is that data worth if the computer fails? Where would that leave the company?… Vulnerable.
A recent study disclosed that it takes 19 days and in excess of $17,000 to re-enter just 20 megabytes worth of sales and marketing data.
ENSURE YOUR DATA GOES OFFSITE
This is a necessity. Whether done physically by staff, or electronically, it is something that should never be overlooked. Taking data offsite is the easiest way to ensure that the business can live to see another day.
ENSURE YOUR BACKUP DRIVE HAS BUILT-IN REDUNDANCY
The only thing that is absolutely predictable is that your backup device (whatever it may be) will eventually fail. Some forms of media are faster at failing than others, therefore redundancy should be part of your disaster prevention strategy.
Employing any of these techniques is a definite step in the right direction. However, in order to truly circumvent data loss, ALL 3 aspects must be adhered to religiously.
This is where we can help. Our offsite backup program fulfills all these requirements. We provide an automated offsite backup service that not only encrypts your data during transmission and storage, but also duplicates it within our servers. This allows you to focus on your business, and not the what-ifs.
Contact us now to see how we can help you.